Exploring the countryside

Yesterday Sue and I took a drive to further explore the Idaho countryside.  We drove down to American Falls, crossed over the dam and up the west side of the reservoir, circling around to Blackfoot, then south on I-15 and back home.

We passed through several agricultural towns and villages, and drove through miles and miles of farmland. Many of the fields were free of snow, some had just a trace of snow in the bottom of the plowed furrows, but the overall impression I got was a feeling of waiting – the earth ready and waiting for the coming of spring and going to work making things grow. There was a peaceful sense of rest.

On the far horizon we could see snow covered mountain ranges, and nearer several lonely buttes that somehow look volcanic.

Studying the maps of the area, I see I have much more to explore.

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